Which translation of Tao Te Ching is best?

Which translation of Tao Te Ching is best?

The best academic Version Darrell Lau, The Tao Te Ching (Penguin, 1974). If you’re looking for the most reliable and scholarly translation, you need read no further than this entry.

What is the translation of Tao Te Ching?

Tao Te Ching translates very roughly as “the way of integrity”. In its 81 verses it delivers a treatise on how to live in the world with goodness and integrity: an important kind of wisdom in a world where many people believe such a thing to be impossible.

Who translated the book the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu?

translator Brian Browne Walker
In Stock. The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, “It is less a book than a living, breathing angel.”

Where can I read Tao?

This can be found at http://www.taoism.net/ttc/complete.htm. Once you have a good translation, don’t just sit down and read it like you would any other book.

What is the 2nd most translated book in the world?

The Little Prince
The Little Prince: the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Little Prince, by the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is the second most translated book in the world after the Bible. This philosophical tale, published in 1943, has been told in over 475 languages.

Which one is the most translated book?

The Bible
List of literary works by number of translations

Rank Title Number of languages with source
1 The Bible 3,384 (at least one book) 2,191 (at least New Testament) 698 (Old and New Testaments, including the Protocanonical books)
2 The Little Prince 300
3 The Adventures of Pinocchio 240-260
4 Dao De Jing >250

Why you should read Tao Te Ching?

Bible readers or Christians need to read the Tao Te Ching. First, the Tao Te Ching teaches that we are very limited and should seek the way of nature. Second, by comparing both traditions, Bible readers or Christians may deepen and expand their understanding about God or the ideal human life in this world.

Who Wrote the book of Tao?

LaoziTao Te Ching / Author

What is the most widely translated book?

What is the most translated book in the world?

  • The Bible, the most translated book in the world.
  • The Little Prince: the most translated book in the world after the Bible.
  • The next most translated books in the world.

Is there a free translation of the Tao Te Ching?

We are glad to make it a free download for everyone, thanks to special permission from the publisher of Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, which contains much more than just the translation, for those who wish to delve deeper. The PDF file is hosted here at Taoism.net and should be accessible for most users.

What are the different types of Lao Tzu translations?

I’d broadly divide the translations available in the market into two categories. The first are the ones that are translated directly from the Chinese text. The translators of these works are conversant with the Chinese language and culture. The second are renditions of the book of Lao Tzu based on existing translations.

How did Jeff get into the Tao Te Ching?

Jeff first got into the Tao Te Ching after interviewing Stanley Lombardo on an old podcast about Classical Greek translations. Lombardo developed an interest in Zen Buddhism, which is historically linked to Chinese reception of Buddhism in a form that resonated with Taoism.

How does the Master keep her mind at one with Tao?

21 The Master keeps her mind always at one with the Tao; that is what gives her her radiance. The Tao is ungraspable. How can her mind be at one with it? Because she doesn’t cling to ideas. The Tao is dark and unfathomable. How can it make her radiant? Because she lets it.